LMAS Takes Precautions in Response to COVID-19

March 19, 2020
On the recommendation of the Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, Louisville Metro Animal Services is taking additional precautions, in response to COVID-19.
Animal control will only respond to serious incidents involving a human and domestic animal in-progress, or to assist first responders. LMAS will remain open for adoptions, fosters, lost and found services, and stray pet surrenders, during business hours which are from 12-6pm, Monday through Saturday.  For more information, click here.


LMAS has also taken the following precautions:

  • No more than 10 citizens will be allowed inside Animal House and the LMAS Shelter
  • Citizens looking for their pet will be escorted into the LMAS Shelter, while maintaining a distance of 6-feet
  • Citizens adopting or fostering a pet will be escorted inside, while maintaining a distance of 6-feet
  • Citizens surrendering a stray animal will wait in their vehicle and a staff member will come out to take the animal
  • LMAS will only take in aggressive, owner surrendered pets and animals that need to be humanely euthanized by veterinary staff
  • Drop boxes are located outside the entrances, where donations can be left during business hours


LMAS relies on donations to care for shelter pets and encourages citizens to make a donation to our fundraising partners, the non-profit Friends of Metro Animals Services.

If you have questions or require additional assistance, contact us at animals@louisvilleky.gov.